Skip to comments.Government Shutdown Hits a Snag in the Senate (same "snag" worked FOR us before]
Posted on 10/14/2013 1:14:57 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
".......What remains are more detailed issues, mostly involving how many weeks to fund agencies and how long to suspend the $16.7-trillion ceiling on the federal debt. But those details have important implications for future negotiations and, as a result, have been subject to intense haggling.
Senate Republicans want to extend the debt ceiling for just a few weeks, but would fund government agencies for a longer period to lock in current low spending levels.
Democrats want to extend the debt ceiling until after next falls congressional elections, but they prefer a shorter extension of funds for government agencies. That would allow spending levels to be renegotiated before a new round of so-called sequester cuts takes effect in the new year.
The first round of those cuts -- across-the-board reductions in spending -- took effect earlier this year as part of a budget agreement reached in 2011. The cuts were originally designed to be a policy option so unpalatable that both parties would reach a broader agreement to avoid having them take effect. Averting them, however, proved an insufficient incentive to make difficult budget compromises.
Democrats -- and, until recently, some Republicans -- want to avoid locking the next round of cuts into place. Some Republicans particularly object to the impact of cuts at the Pentagon, which will bear the brunt of the next round....."
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
The MSM and RINOs want to find middle ground. They know all the right buttons to push to weaken resolve.
Nuts to that!
Embrace every "snag" that frustrates the Obama agenda that is smothering our economy.
It's worked in the past and it will work again.
We hold the line on sequester.
Sequester cuts are bleeding the Left’s socialist, mandated spending - keeping them from expanding and growing (buying with our money) their obedient voting base.
Keep up the bleeding. We should not give up our weapon of cuts that is so effective against them.
Those on the Right can hold on longer with cuts than can the Left.
That is why they are dug in and squealing all the piggy noises we’re hearing.
Check out the headlines (oh, be so very very afraid.....) of what these “snags” will do.
Nothing is going to happen on Oct 17. Except future spending will finally capped. The chicken littles will be stroking out over nothing.
Obamacare and Amnesty guarantee RATS win. Mark Levin is on the right track—only the state legislatures can save our Republic now.
The 10th Amendment, States Rights, and citizens rights “ THE PEOPLE “